Our Mission

“To become an efficient transit system capable of meeting the employment, social and medical transportation needs of the citizens of Gary as well as Northwest Indiana, while stimulating economic development within the City of Gary.”

Our History

The City of Gary purchased Gary Intercity Lines in 1974 and created Gary Public Transportation Corp. through enabling legislation. GPTC made transit a priority since the launch of the region’s first modern intercity bus routes in 1996, which connected Gary, Hammond and East Chicago. Since then, GPTC has improved service in Gary while adding service to areas of Calumet Township, Crown Point, Griffith, Highland, Hobart, Merrillville and Munster. These improvements have included more service, infrastructure modernization and improved connections. GPTC views its role as having a large stake in community development, employment, intermodal transit, and overall growth of the region.

Regulation & Supervision of GPTC

Responsible for providing public transportation service within Gary, Indiana, GPTC has the ability to determine its routes, equipment, facilities, and the standards of service to be provided. The Corporation has taxing power, may issue bonds and holds condemnation powers. In addition, GPTC is subject to the regulation of the Utility Regulatory Commission of Indiana.

Principal Management Staff

Denise Comer Dillard - Interim General Manager

Taron Cain - Deputy General Manager - Operations

VACANT - Deputy General Manager - Administration

Freddy McMillon - Finance Director

Shirley Scott - Director of Procurement
Riley Stewart - Director of Transportation

Benjamin Barnes - Director of Maintenance/Facility Manager

David Wright - Planning, Marketing and Grants Manager

Dion Dennis - Director of Human Resources

GPTC bus drivers, maintenance, janitorial and dispatch personnel are represented by Local 517 of the Amalgamated Transit Union for collective bargaining purposes.

Our Board of Directors

Operating policy for the Gary Public Transportation Corporation is made by a seven member Board of Directors. The Board, which is bipartisan, is appointed by the Mayor and the City Council of the City Gary. The Mayor appoints three members and the Council appoints four members. The Board of Directors develops policies regarding the operation, contracts, safety, financing, organization and structure of the Corporation. To effect these policies, Board members meet regularly in public session. These meetings include the presentations by management staff regarding the operational and financial status of the Corporation.


Stephanie Hulett

Anthony Manuel

Anthony Manuel

Board Secretary
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Antoine Goffin

Brenda Scott-Henry

Ben Robinson

Benjamin Robinson


Bill Tolbert

Sharon Levels

Sharon Levels

Board Meetings

GPTC Board Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month (except the month of December unless otherwise noted) at 5:30 p.m. at the Adam Benjamin Metro Center 3rd floor conference room, 100 West 4th Avenue, Gary, IN 46402.

Board meetings are scheduled for the following dates in 2024 (subject to change):

JANUARY 11, 2024
FEBRUARY 1, 2024
MARCH 7, 2024
MARCH 20, 2024 (special meeting)
APRIL 4, 2024
MAY 2, 2024
MAY 22, 2024 (special session)
MAY 28, 2024 (special executive board meeting)
JUNE 6, 2024
JULY 11, 2024
AUGUST 1, 2024
OCTOBER 3, 2024
NOVEMBER 7, 2024

The agenda and Board information for each meeting will be made available to the public on the Tuesday morning before each meeting. Copies are available at the GPTC corporate office or click below for an electronic copy of the most-recently published Board meeting packet.

Due to the pandemic, we have taken proper precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and its variants. A maximum of five members of the public will be allowed to attend Board meetings, masks must be worn at all times, and contact tracing information will be required.

Members of public who cannot attend and have comments/questions to info@gptcbus.com and be sure to include your name and location for the record.

Board Packet

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